Tech Ready 8 and WomenBuild

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The WomenBuild program incorporates a hands-on process that draws on the power of creative thinking to shift group conversation from talking heads to focused minds. Each team will be run as a facilitated conversation with physical Lego brick constructions that will powerfully shift a group to more productive outcomes by accomplishing a deeper mining of the diverse wisdom within the group and a clearer shared conclusion on inspirational career paths for women in the technical field. Through this workshop, attendees will share real life experiences, discuss challenges, network & build on-going relationships with other women who are attending the PDC conference. Ultimately, attendees of this workshop will find ways to unleash their creative thinking and transform ideas into concrete concepts.


Microsoft took the findings and suggestions from these 11 cities and reviewed them at TechReady8, an internal Microsoft conference held in Seattle, February 1st as part of their own internal WomenBuild event!  Over a hundred Microsoft women employees took time to prioritize the top suggestions provided during PDC & MDC and design solutions to address these needs. These solutions will serve as a call to action on what Microsoft can do to help address the issue.  

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      gr8 Smiley
      but what i dont get is how excluding some people because of their gender (the guys) will help creating a place where no-one gets excluded because of their gender. imo, it doesnt help at all Smiley just my 2c..

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      Actually there are TONS of guys that go to these WomenBuild Events. It's not "an event FOR women" but rather an event for everybody with hopes of getting more women interested in the technical field. Did you watch the video? Chock foll o' dudes Smiley

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      ok fine but surely you cant deny that its aimed a women, not men? Smiley
      "this workshop, attendees will share real life experiences, discuss challenges, network & build on-going relationships with other women"
      i just dont see the need to make a distinction on gender at all, like guys have less of a need to
      "share real life experiences, discuss challenges, network & build on-going relationships"

      leting guys in the door is a step in the right direction though Smiley

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